Pentax have announced the launch of the new Pentax Optio VS20 digital compact camera. The latest addition to Pentax’s portfolio of compact cameras incorporates a full array of advanced functions and user-friendly features including 16 megapixel sensor, 20x optical zoom lens and a 3 inch colour LCD display.
A highlight of this neat and compact camera is the extra powerful 20x zoom lens which features broad focal-length coverage from wide angle to super-telephoto and a macro mode. In addition, the camera benefits from an extra shutter-release button and zoom lever to provide a firm, comfortable grip during vertical-position shooting. The camera also comes with a new Handheld Night Snap mode which allows users to capture stunning images with minimal blur and noise even in dim light.
20x optical zoom lens with 28mm wide-angle coverage
16 megapixel sensor
Triple anti-shake protection for sharp, blur-free images
Automatic selection of the most appropriate shooting mode
New scene modes
Upgraded auto face recognition function with a new face recall function
High-quality HDTV-standard movie recording with pushbutton start
3 inch LCD monitor
Digital level and 48-segment grid display functions
Wireless remote-control shooting option using a Pentax remote control
Stretch filter to extend a particular portion of an image for an eye-catching visual effect
Neck strap included
13 digital filters, including newly added Sketch mode, to add creative visual effects
Choice of three ratios (4:3, 16:9 and 1:1) to accommodate different applications
D-Range setting to prevent loss of highlight or shadow detail in an image
Digital Panorama mode to allow users to create a single panoramic picture from three images
The Optio VS20 will be available in black and white from end of February 2012 with an RRP of £199.99. For more information please visit the Pentax website.